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Poster: The_Master_Cylinder Date: May 8, 2012 7:34pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Examples of television production costs (per an episode) circa 1951

Found an interesting, but possibly inaccurate, site that converts values from one era to another.

http://www.measuringworth.com/ppowerus/

At 2010's prices:

- Toast of the Town - $29,500 = $213,000.00 to $1,310,000.00.

- Your Show of Shows - $25,000 = from $180,000.00 to $1,110,000.00.

- Texaco Star Theater - $45,000 = from $325,000.00 to $2,000,000.00.

- Colgate Comedy Hour - $40,000 = from $289,000.00 to $1,780,000.00.

- Rocky King, Detective - $6,000 = from $42,400.00 to $257,000.00.

- The Plainclothesman - $5,000 = from $35,400.00 to $214,000.00.

- The Fred Waring Show - $35,000 = from $247,000.00 to $1,500,000.00.

- Philco TV Playhouse - $25,000 = from $180,000.00 to $1,110,000.00.

- Goodyear TV Playhouse - $25,000 = from $180,000.00 to $1,110,000.00.

- Cavalcade of Stars - $15,000 = from $247,000.00 to $1,500,000.00.